Oh Canada!

“Our neighbors to the north are making some of the most vibrant wines in the New World.”

By Karen MacNeil, winespeed.com, Aug. 10, 2017

Recently, I was in Ontario at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration to give the keynote speech (title: The Theory of Cool). Over the course of 3 days, I tasted a slew of chardonnays and sparkling wines that blew me away. Our neighbors to the north are making some of the most vibrant wines in the New World. For the most part the chardonnays are wines with lift and elegance; wines with a vibrational core of crispness; wines that are mouthwatering and fresh.

Most of the wines at the conference were from Ontario and Nova Scotia; only a few were from British Columbia. Here are the ten wines that made me change the way I think about chardonnay.

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